Mueller provides expert mechanical/electrical and plumbing engineering services in select markets: cultural, higher education, historic preservation, corporate, laboratories, and plants and utility infrastructure. Our specialization in these areas enables us to provide an extremely high level of technical skill and innovation, as well as hands-on support to owners and their architects from the earliest conceptual phases.
Our high standards require that we attract the best and the brightest in engineering, and that we offer a comprehensive program for professional development and on-the-job training. We support active membership in professional organizations, as well as opportunities for continuing education. We also offer the latest in technology and the chance to utilize cutting-edge applications in our design solutions.
We offer exceptional opportunities for advancement; competitive salaries; and excellent benefits, including profit sharing, 401 (k), tuition assistance, health insurance, life insurance, and flexible spending accounts.
We welcome your interest in employment at Mueller. Please email your inquiry and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letter from the Chairman
I graduated from Penn State with an Architectural Engineering degree in 1985. At the time, I was looking to begin my career with a firm that could provide good training, had a strong history, and could feed my desire to problem-solve on unique and interesting projects. I interviewed with several engineering and A/E firms, and soon found one that seemed like an ideal fit. That firm was Mueller Associates.
I relocated from Pittsburgh to Baltimore and started work that summer. The firm was busy and thriving. My first project assignment was the National Museum for Women in the Arts, a renovation of the abandoned circa-1900 Masonic Temple building in Washington, DC. I was fortunate to work with Gene Nerf, past Mueller president, on the project. He was an ideal professional mentor. I look to the start of that relationship and friendship as a milestone in my career.
The challenge of designing museum HVAC systems that provide a stable environment for artifacts and collections within a turn-of-the-century building never intended to be air-conditioned ignited my passion for this business.
As a young engineer, I was also very intrigued by the management of this business. I enjoyed the establishment of relationships with architects and building owners. This interest encouraged me to pursue my postgraduate degree in business administration. Gene and the senior officers of the firm always provided me with opportunities for professional development, which has proven to be a critical element in retaining the best people at Mueller.
What sets us apart?
- A rich history of landmark projects and nationally recognized clients
- A talented, creative, and highly credentialed team of hard-working professionals
- A clear focus on specific markets where we can provide unique expertise and service
- Sophisticated clients who demand high-quality engineering solutions
- A commitment to complete client satisfaction at every level of the organization
- A commitment to establishing and building long-term relationships with our clients
- A desire to be regarded as the best!
I am extremely proud of what Mueller Associates has accomplished through the years, and even more excited about our prospects for the future. If you are interested in being a part of our team, I encourage you to get in touch.
Robert A. Marino, PE, LEED AP
President and Chairman of the Board
Working at Mueller: Unusual Challenges and High-Profile Projects
Rebecca Fischer, PE, LEED AP BD+C, joined Mueller Associates in 2003 after receiving her engineering degree from Penn State University. Highly skilled in the use of Autodesk’s Revit® and Navisworks® software, she was recently selected to chair Mueller’s Technology Applications Committee. The committee explores a broad range of software applications, with a goal of constantly enhancing quality and efficiency and remaining at the forefront of industry standards.
Rebecca discusses her experience at Mueller in this interview:
Q. You joined Mueller immediately after graduating from Penn State. What appealed to you about the firm?
A. I worked at some large companies before coming to Mueller, and I liked that Mueller is smaller, so you can meet everyone and not be lost in the crowd. However, though Mueller is small, we still work on many large and high-profile projects.
Q. What are you currently working on, and what are some of your favorite projects?
A. I am currently working on the HVAC and Envelope Revitalization for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall. My favorite projects have included the Monticello Visitors Center and the rehabilitation and renewal of the historic National Academy of Sciences, which is also along the National Mall.
Q. What is the most unusual challenge you’ve faced on a project? How did you solve it?
A. I have had a lot of unusual challenges. The National Academy of Sciences project was unusual in that it was an older building, the oldest part built before buildings were air conditioned. Since it is a historic building, the air conditioning retrofit had to have no impact on the aesthetics of the architecturally sensitive exterior and interior. Though this older portion of the building had air conditioning retrofits in the 1960s, it was still difficult to apply newer and more efficient technology without impacting the aesthetics. We were able to solve these problems by reusing existing spaces that originally housed steam radiators for new terminal equipment. The new equipment we added included energy recovery and high-efficiency modular chillers to maximize energy efficiency. Since the new equipment is modular, it could be brought into the building in sections, which was essential in an older existing building that could not accommodate new openings for large equipment.
Q. You were selected to lead Mueller’s Technology Applications Committee. What are your responsibilities in that role?
A. The Technology Applications Committee is responsible for researching software and making recommendations regarding new software or new uses for software already purchased. For example, the Bluebeam pdf software has many features that could help Mueller reduce its use of paper and other features that could help create better graphics for presentations, so we are in the process of reviewing these features and determining what is the best way of implementing them throughout the company.
Q. Are you active in professional or community organizations? What is your involvement?
A. I am a member of ASHRAE and currently attend several meetings a year. I have volunteered with the Maryland Engineering Challenge at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, serving as a judge for the Theme Park Challenge for 4th grade students. I am also a volunteer alumni interviewer for applicants to the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State. This involves interviewing college applicants and making recommendations on whether they would be a good fit for the honors college. Recently, I have become part of the alumni mentoring program for 4th-year students in the Architectural Engineering program at Penn State. In the community, I volunteer at a local Clothing Closet, helping to sort and give away clothing to people in need.
Q. Who has inspired you at Mueller? Do you have a favorite mentor?
A. Todd Garing has taught me so much. As a project manager and even now as a vice president of the firm, he is still willing to lend guidance to me and the other engineers in the company.
Learn more about Rebecca Fischer’s expertise with BIM technology in this On Point interview.
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